Money With a Mission, Volume 1: Microfinance and Poverty Reduction

Overview

Traditionally the primary function of NGOs has been confined to mitigating the effects of war by providing humanitarian aid and protection on the peripheries of violent conflict. However, in recent years there has been an increased focus on the impact of humanitarian aid in general, and to a lesser extent on the impact of aid on conflict and peace dynamics.
Drawing on research and contemporary writing on conflict, NGOs, and peacebuilding, this book provides an overview of key ...
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Overview

Traditionally the primary function of NGOs has been confined to mitigating the effects of war by providing humanitarian aid and protection on the peripheries of violent conflict. However, in recent years there has been an increased focus on the impact of humanitarian aid in general, and to a lesser extent on the impact of aid on conflict and peace dynamics.
Drawing on research and contemporary writing on conflict, NGOs, and peacebuilding, this book provides an overview of key theoretical and policy debates surrounding the changing role of NGOs and donors in conflict. It also highlights the main research findings and outlines the implications for improving policy and practice
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewed with Money with a Mission, Volume 2
"[T]hese volumes offer MFIs [microfinance institutions] a practical means to thread their way between dependence on donors and their mission to serve the very poor...Summing Up: Recommended."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853396144
  • Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Johnson is Lecturer in International Development, University of Bath. She previously worked for ActionAid and has researched and written on impact assessment in microfinance mainly in Africa.

Naila Kabeer , a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, is a well-respected academic working in the fields of poverty, economics, gender, and social capital.

Anton Simanowitz is Program Manager, Imp-Act, Institute of Development Studies. He has published extensively, and is on the faculty of the two major microfinance training programs – Boulder and New Hampshire. He is advisor to the USAID Poverty Assessment tools project and the CGAP/Ford Social Indicators project.

James Copestake is a Development Economist with twenty years’ experience researching microfinance and poverty (in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America), including five years as one of the coordinators of "Imp-Act" a global program of action-research into improving the impact of microfinance on poverty.

Martin Greely is a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. He has worked on rural development for 30 years with extensive engagement on microfinance.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Sustainable poverty outreach 21
3 Direct material impacts 46
4 Direct social impacts for the millennium development goals 66
5 Wider impacts : social exclusion and citizenship 94
6 Impact in local financial markets 126
7 Organizational determinants of social performance 157
8 Institutionalizing social performance assessment 178
9 Conclusions 205
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